Decision details

Contract award to Local Data Company for Footfall Counters for London Borough of Haringey

Decision Maker: Head of Programme Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following three competitive quotes to undertake the work and in accordance with CSO 8.03, award the contract to Local Data Company (LDC) for the installation of 5 x footfall device sensors at locations selected by LBH (Tottenham and Crouch End); access to footfall data and location insights; and quarterly reporting to summarise footfall data.

The total cost for the provision of these services for a 12-month period is £12,550 and is funded through the ERDF supported Reopening the High Streets Safely Fund.

Reasons for the decision:

Town centres in Haringey (incl. Tottenham and Crouch End) have been profoundly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

As part of the council’s approach to safe opening and safe shopping on its high streets and managing the impact of Covid-19 in the medium and longer term, the requirement for footfall counting and data analysis has become more essential and has a primary role in assessing the economic wellbeing of our town centres and will play a key role in local decision making and help plan for town centre recovery.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing
If the council were to adopt a do nothing approach it would have a detrimental impact on the council’s ability to deliver evidence-based interventions for the borough’s high streets and town centres and impact on the council’s ability to ensure the safety of the public as lockdown restrictions are relaxed.

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 23/04/2021

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